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SUDHIR DASH
Founder & CEO

Sudhir has 34 years of professional experience, ranging research, primary investment in both debt and equity instruments, commercial banking and investment banking.

During the last 15 years he has worked on more than 100 corporate finance transactions involving, capital raise from Private Equity Funds, Banks and other institutional sources as well as host of M&As. In the process he also has led and grown two successful start-up Investment Banks in India - Motilal Oswal Investment Advisors and Investec Capital India.

Prior to that, he was managing the structured finance and credit operations at Axis Bank. Earlier at UTI he handled macro-economic research as well as primary market investment functions.

During his professional career, he has been part of many start-ups including a fintech start-up during the year 2000.

He has a Post graduate degree in Economics from Sambalpur University. Sudhir is a fitness enthusiast, foodie (rare combination!) and also, a die-hard fan of Kishore Kumar.

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DEEP MISHRA
CO-FOUNDER & Partner

Deep has 25 yrs of experience spanning private and public investments, turnarounds, and start-up. He was one of the Managing Directors at Everstone Capital wherein over a 10 year period, he garnered considerable Private Equity investments experience in several buyout and minority deals across consumer, healthcare and pharma sectors and was an active board member in over 10 portfolio companies. Prior to that he worked for Och Ziff Capital management, a global hedge fund, where he was involved in 13 investments across real estate, infrastructure, financial services and tech / analytics . His earlier buy side stint was in debt markets and credit rating.

Deep has also spent time as an I-Banker with Ernst & Young. Deep was the co-founder of a fintech start-up in the early 2000's.

Deep holds a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur and an MBA from IIM, Kolkata.

Deep loves reading fiction, has a keen interest in music and is an avid marathon runner.

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SUNIL KOLANGARA
CO-FOUNDER & Partner

Sunil has almost three decades of work experience in Fund management and IT Consulting.

He was one of the key Partners at Ascent Capital Advisors wherein over a 17 year period, he garnered considerable Private Equity investments experience in Indian public and private markets. He enjoys interacting with entrepreneurs and has been associated with several young businesses at the Board level dealing with strategic, financial and general management issues.

Sunil's earlier stint as a Principal Consultant at Infosys Technologies has given him a rich understanding of the IT and BPO industries and international experience in client interactions and business consulting. Prior to that he had worked for close to a decade with Unit Trust of India across investment management functions and has been instrumental in managing "The India I.T. Fund", which had been rated by Lipper as one of the most successful offshore global funds. His earlier stint in debt markets and credit rating helped shape his fund management style by balancing creative optimism with a rigorous and conservative approach.

Sunil holds a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Madras and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Sunil loves reading fiction, painting and has a keen interest in Carnatic and film music.

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MOHIT VERMA
Director

Mohit has over 16 years of experience, including 12 years in banking and 4 years as an entrepreneur.

Mohit has worked with HSBC, GE Capital, Motilal Oswal Investment Banking and Investec India, where he was part of the team that set-up Investec’s India investment banking business. During his stint at Investec and Motilal Oswal, Mohit successfully advised on multiple transactions in the infrastructure and e-commerce sectors, raising equity and structured credit across public and private markets.

During his days at GE Capital, Mohit funded several structured credit transactions including sponsor leverage for some of India’s largest corporates. Mohit joined HSBC after receiving a pre-placement offer during his summer internship.

Mohit spent 4 years as an entrepreneur, setting up a daycare business with presence in Mumbai and Thane and winning contracts from large MNC and Indian corporates. Mohit is an alumnus of IIM Lucknow, Shriram Ram College of Commerce and The Doon School. Mohit’s hobbies include reading, travelling , playing and watching football.

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SAMIR KHURANA
Director

Samir has 18 years of professional experience covering investment banking, private investments, restructuring and business strategy.

He was the Head of Strategy & Investment for a leading Indian education content company and helped grow its business 4x in 5 years with multiple rounds of fund raising, acquisitions and a successful public listing. His other work stints include being part of the investment team of Och Ziff Capital management, transaction advisory at Ernst & Young, distress investing for Kotak Bank and advising an early stage VC fund. Samir was also the co-founder of a boutique investment bank for 5 years where he supported multiple companies for private equity, acquisition advisory and distress finance.

Samir is a Chartered Accountant by qualification. He likes to travel, is fond of music and aims to complete at least one full marathon in the next couple of years.

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Tushar Khandelwal
ASSOCIATE

Tushar is based in Mumbai and has spent 2 years with Haribhakti (Baker Tilly) in I-Banking followed by 1 year with JP Morgan covering chemicals, metals & mining and other diversified industries. He has advised several startups & Fortune 500 companies on Fundraising and M&A strategy.

He loves Quizzing, blogging, podcasting and enjoys playing cricket & football.

Tushar is a CA Rank holder from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

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Disha Jain
MANAGER

Prior to Unaprime, Disha worked with Singhi Advisors for over five and half years on deal execution, financial modelling and deal structuring across various sectors. She has also worked with TCS for around two years working as a software developer.

Disha holds a PGDM from K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research and Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Thadomal Shahani Engineering College. She has cleared 3 levels of CFA.

Outside work, Disha loves painting and cooking.

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Parin Detroja
Associate

Parin has prior work experience of 2 years with KPMG in Deal Advisory (Financial Due Diligence) followed by over one and half years' experience with JP Morgan Investment Banking covering Technology, Media and Telecommunication (TMT) sector across M&A and Advisory transactions.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a CFA Level 3 candidate.

Parin's hobbies are playing football and cricket and he also takes keen interest in investing and stock markets.

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Kunal Talwar
ASSOCIATE

Kunal has close to four years of work experience prior to Unaprime, three of which were with the investment banking division at Bank of America, supporting transaction advisory for General Industrials Group (GIG) Australia. Previously, he worked as a management trainee at HSIL.

Kunal holds an MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, and has cleared two levels of the CFA charter.

He likes to swim, work out, travel and enjoys music and light reading.

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Kushal Kumar
ASSOCIATE

Kushal has five years of work experience with JP Morgan prior to joining Unaprime.

He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Udaipur and a B.Tech degree in Metallurgy from NIT Durgapur.

His hobbies include reading, travelling, listening to music and playing racquet sports. He was a state-level shooting champion for two consecutive years bagging six golds and one silver in air-rifle and pistol shooting and was selected to represent Chhattisgarh state for National-level shooting championship in 2002. He had also played basketball at state-level during the same time.

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